Remembering Premier Lougheed, 1928-2012
Premier Lougheed was unquestionably devoted to Alberta and Alberta’s interests. He not only believed in a strong and united Canada, he believed that Alberta did not have to succeed at the expense of Canada, but as a proud member of a country working together – a country where all succeeded.
He created a direction for Alberta that we can all be proud of today. Premier Lougheed had incredible vision which allowed for economic development of the oil sands, the creation of the Heritage Savings Trust Fund and for the ongoing development of Alberta’s arts and cultural industries, just to name a few. His forward-thinking, progressive vision gave us the tools to succeed today and helped to propel Alberta into a leadership role in Canada.